Dr Nauman Iftikhar, President Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Northern Ireland
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Northern Ireland had an opportunity to convey the message of Islam to Junior Minister (Vice Prime Minister) Northern Ireland, Mr Gary Middleton, member of Legislative Assembly Northern Ireland.
This is part of Northern Ireland Jamaat’s outreach campaign to meet public representatives and share with them the peaceful teachings of Islam.
This meeting took place at Stormont Castle situated at parliament buildings, Stormont, in Belfast, on 30 November 2021. Stormont is a seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the devolved legislature of the region.
The delegation was led by myself. Other members included Muhammad Moazzam Sahib, Qaid MKA Northern Ireland, Dr Shazia Nazir Sahiba, Sadr Lajna Imaillah Northern Ireland and Aziz Daptari Sahib. I had the opportunity to deliver a presentation about Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, its unique message of “Love for All, Hatred for None” and its worldwide charitable activities including UK and Northern Ireland.
Mr Middleton was impressed by Northern Ireland Jamaat, its collaboration with the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service, collecting hundreds of bottles of blood for Northern Ireland hospitals and collecting thousands of pounds for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and other charities.
The executive office at parliament buildings shared the news of meeting the Jamaat delegation on their official Twitter account, saying:
“Junior Minister @Gary_Middleton: ‘Good to meet Dr Nauman Iftikhar and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of NI, and hear how they are contributing to our health service and everyday life in NI. Everyone choosing to make NI their home should feel at home here.’”